It is the future, many years after an unspecified ecological disaster. Tia and Rabbit are growing up at the Base, a small collection of huts ruled by a parasitic class of fertile men. Both Tia and Rabbit are hated and feared by their community because of their odd looks in comparison to the rest of the community and the fact that Tia is thought of as a witch. They worship the rotting remnants of an old missile and life is incredibly hard. Despite the harshness of their lives, Tia and Rabbit experience some comfort when they go to sleep, for in their sleep, they dream of a beautiful city and friendly people.
Hundreds of miles away, the more advanced colony of Morrow thrives. Armed with scientific knowledge and history, this community has developed telepathy and they are the ones talking to Tia and Rabbit when they dream. When the children are seriously threatened, the leaders of Morrow tell the children to flee.
Morrow is a wonderful adventure story. True it is a little short by today's standards, but the narrative is not at all hurt by that. I found this book at my school library and thankfully one of my friends managed to find it for me as a birthday present. Without this book, I would never have read any of her other works. Children of Morrow is a brilliant read, fast paced and exciting and another book that really should be re-released for this generation.